Police in the restive city of Kano in northern Nigeria say at least six people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks, some targeting police stations and local government buildings. The authorities have imposed a curfew across the city.
REUTERS - At least six people were killed in a string of bomb blasts on Friday in Nigeria’s second city Kano and the authorities imposed a curfew across the city, which has been plagued by an insurgency led by the Islamist sect Boko Haram.
The sect behind the bombings
Kano, like other northern cities in Nigeria, has been plagued by an insurgency led by Islamist sect Boko Haram, blamed for scores of bombings and shootings against mostly government targets that are growing in scale and sophistication.
Police and military roadblocks were erected in the city within minutes.
Date created : 2012-01-20